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Japan’s Professional Sports Post-Coronavirus Summer Outlook

Jul 01, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Like in the rest of the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, anything that attracts large numbers of people together for hours on end has been postponed or canceled in Japan,...[ Click to read more ]

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Umeshu: A Tangy Plum Liquor and Japanese Tradition

Jun 29, 2020 By Hugh Cann

If you live in Japan, you have almost certainly tried, or at least seen, "ume." These hard, reddish, berry-like and squishy looking pale prune-like plums on a plate, or seen...[ Click to read more ]

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Have You Made Your Summer Plans?

Jun 29, 2020 By Admin

Why not immerse yourself in Japan’s nature and culture with a getaway this summer? You’ll find elements of Edo period Japan with a simple stroll in any city - from...[ Click to read more ]

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Cold Noodles in Hiroshima

Jun 29, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Cold noodles are just what the doctor ordered in the sweltering Japanese Summer! Noodles are an essential staple of Japanese cuisine, eaten by people of all ages in every part of...[ Click to read more ]

Beaches Around Tokyo

Jun 27, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

As the summer heat rises it’s tempting to retire to your air-conditioned room with your necktie fan on full blast. However, with Japan being an island nation we are completely...[ Click to read more ]

Buying Summer Yukata in Tokyo

Jun 20, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

  If you have ever been to a summer fireworks festival around Tokyo you may have noticed many people wearing traditional Japanese dress and wondered what was going on. Well, summer festivals are...[ Click to read more ]

Ice, Ice Baby – Chillin’ This Summer at Nagoya’s Best Ice Cream Shops

Jun 20, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

It's started. The summer is swelling, the heat is ramping up, and the humidity is already off the charts. Needless to say, that's par for the course in Aichi. Fortunately,...[ Click to read more ]

Places to Fly a Kite in Kobe

Jun 17, 2020 By Justin Hanus

There are few more pleasant ways to spend a breezy summer afternoon than heading to a nice open space and flying a kite. Although not well known, Japan has its...[ Click to read more ]

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Test Your Air Conditioner Before Summer Comes

May 25, 2020 By Admin

We recommend you test run your air conditioner at this time of the year. Manufacturers get busy with inquiries and repair requests when summer comes, and it could take a...[ Click to read more ]

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Great Summer Walks in Kansai

May 22, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Kansai is famed not just for its bustling cities such as Kyoto and Osaka but also for its many mountains, parks, and trails that offer a great walking day out....[ Click to read more ]